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Cortana puts this guy in a spin.

Well this guy just takes the biscuit. There was me, pedalling on a mountain bike from London to Paris a few months ago for charity. I was pretty impressed with myself, but no – this guy has done a loop-the-loop on his bike. Pah… not fair. Microsoft,

Nokia Lumia 830 – Review

The range of Lumia phones is rather expansive, there are a whole range of phones spanning from the lowly Lumia 520 through to the enourmous and powerful Lumia 1520. The 8xx series Lumia have always felt odd to me, the 820 was overshadowed by the cameras in

Hey, what’s your thoughts on the new Android ads?

You’ve seen the iPhone and iPod adverts. They’ve been copied quite heavily by other manufacturers. You’ve seen the Windows Phone ads too, which are currently pushing Cortana quite heavily and showing how it performs up against Siri.. But, at the moment for me at least, the raft

Want a cheap PAYG handset? Three have just cut some prices

This, my fine friends, is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I reviewed it about a year ago. There’s me sitting in my car with the phone, which was about £300 at the time (and indeed you’ll still find it for £299 from Samsung direct) however…. Today Three

Microsoft confirms WP10 will come to all WP8 Lumia handsets

A shorty but a goody. Long suspected, or rather long hoped for, Microsoft have now confirmed via the official Lumia Twitter account that all current Lumia handsets running Windows Phone 8 will get upgraded to Windows Phone 10. In addition, new handsets will be released once the OS

Freebies with Lumia 735 on O2

Just in case you cannot decide which of the myriad mid-range Windows Phone handsets to purchase, O2 are offering a free speaker and charging plate, worth a respectable £60. The phone itself is available in black or a garish shade of green, to which the freebies are colour

Is this the launch of the Microsoft Band in the UK?

In the past it was Apple that was famed for being able to keep its launches secret until the actual launch (fancy that!). Now you could argue that pre-launch leaks generate interest and publicity and as we all know, tech companies feed on every morsel they can

Microsoft announce the Lumia 535

The Lumia brand is now well and truly a Microsoft one and to drill this point home Microsoft have announced their first own brand phone. The Lumia 535 and it’s even got “Microsoft” stamped on the back. As you’d expect from a low end 5 series Lumia

Nokia Lumia 735 review

Nokia would like as many people as possible to get a Windows Phone in their hands and enjoy the experience. In fact Microsoft would also like that as it helps build out their platform even further, which is why the two companies working together under the Microsoft brand

Would you buy a phone with “Microsoft” on the front?

Here’s a question for your Friday morning. Imagine yourself in a mobile phone shop. To your right there’s a stack of iPhones with the instantly-recognisable Apple logo. To your left, some Galaxy handsets with the Samsung branding. Then, in the centre, a phone with this written on

Nokia. Thank you for the memories.

Bear with me here, because I’m in a rather strange mood after listening to a pirate radio DJ shouting “Oh my days” several times this morning and “Oi Oi” quite a lot. I think it’s gone to my head. Nokia, as you’ll know already, is dead. We

Is Lumia Emerald the next firmware update?

The thing about rumours is that it’s nigh on impossible to prove or disprove them at the time and afterwards, when reality bites, most people won’t apologise for misleading. Take this one with a large pitch of salt but the next version of firmware to hit Lumia

Argos to start selling budget Windows phones and tablets

Who doesn’t love Argos, particularly the newly revamped shops with annoying and hard to use touchscreen ordering iPads?  Now the favourite of the High Street has started to sell Bush Windows phones and tablets. These are no high-end models but are firmly entrenched at the budget end of the

OnePlus rumoured to be producing a Windows Phone.

Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus is believed to be releasing another device – possibly the OnePlus Two in early 2015. Following a recent meeting with Microsoft, it’s rumoured that they could be considering using the Windows Phone operating system. In a recent interview with India’s Economic Times they

Lumia Denim update coming soon

One of the most exciting things about getting a new phone is checking the latest version of the OS.  On Windows Phone this takes two forms: the OS version (currently 8.1) and, if you’re running a Lumia phone, the firmware version.  Cyan is still being pushed out

Surely it’s about time for a new 41 Megapixel camera from Nokia

In my eyes the modern camera phone market things are becoming a little bit stagnant. Most new phones arrive to a fanfare of propaganda about how the camera performs amazingly in low light, when being moved around and that it takes video unlike any other device, ever.

Lumia 830 released today

  The first pre-orders for the Lumia 830 are being despatched today.  Last week we detailed some of the prices for the phone, but for anyone looking to purchase it the best deal at the moment is with, wait for it, Woolworths.  Yes, the long forgotten face

Windows Phone on the cheap from a company we’ve never heard of

Budget Windows phones have previously performed pretty well for Microsoft and now there’s a phone company called “BLU” selling cheap Windows Phone devices (or Windows phones as I guess we have to call them now) on Amazon. The first device is called the “Win HD” and has

Hands on with the Lumia 930 camera

A decent camera is something most of us want, myself included. Let’s not forget that we used to use small 5 megapixel lenses that would never be able to replace a point and shoot camera. Thankfully Nokia were one company who decided to focus on this area,